?Any suggestions on Weight sets?

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?Any suggestions on Weight sets?
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Tue, 04-07-2009 - 9:57am
Since I haven't been to the gym, I was thinking about buying a weight set.
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Sun, 04-12-2009 - 7:19pm
If you can't get a full weight set which would be expensive, and take up a lot of space, I'd do something like getting an 18 pound body bar and a resist-a-tube. I've been threading the tube around the bar, standing on the tube and doing bicep curls.





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Registered: 11-09-2001
Wed, 04-08-2009 - 9:11am
I'm really lucky to have a finished basement as an extra family room so almost all of our stuff is down there. Someone gave us a Joe Weider weight system - like a universal weight set - just to get it out of her house! My BOSU is up in the regular family room because I don't ususally use it without a dvd and that's where the dvd player is.
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Registered: 07-09-2008
Tue, 04-07-2009 - 10:37pm

Thanks for all of the feedback!

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Registered: 11-09-2001
Tue, 04-07-2009 - 1:59pm
Since I only work out at home, I have a lot of stuff. I was just realizing that the other day. Over the years, I've accumulated a good variety of workout equipment. It's nice to have. I still don't have a treadill though - that's a high ticket item for me. I should keep my eye on the newpaper since people always seem to
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 04-07-2009 - 12:13pm
I have all of those things... bands, the set of two dumbbells with multiple plates, and a 5-50 lb weight set. I think much depends on how much space you have to devote to a home gym AND if you're going to exclusively work out at home. I do, so I appreciate having all the variety.
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Registered: 11-09-2001
Tue, 04-07-2009 - 11:29am

Reebok makes a realy cool set that locks the weights in and out, so if you're switching from 10 pounds to 15 pounds, say, then you just put the bar in and lock your extra weights on. It looks very cool but it's expensive. I think Target sells them. Bowflex makes a set like that also. A good buy is a set that comes with free weights and a bar, like a mini barbell and you switch them on and off as you need to change them up, but htey're

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Registered: 09-02-2004
Tue, 04-07-2009 - 10:59am

You can purchase a set of resistance bands, which are a lot more portable, versatile, and inexpensive than a weight set.

I only know 1 person with the adjustable block weights and she hates them.

If you are set on having chunks of metal in your house, I suggest 2 kettlebells, 8kg, 12kg.





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Tue, 04-07-2009 - 10:05am

Well, if you can purchase locally, you'll save a LOT of money on shipping. When I was researching these last fall, I found some "great" prices on sets only to discover that shipping was more costly than the set itself.

If you have the time/patience, Craigslist is a wonderful place to find exercise equipment. There are lots of discouraged ex-exercisers sometimes even giving things away!

That being said, I LOVE my weight set. :)